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Nervous System Neuro

What does the nervous system do? Monitors the internal and external coordination, determines appropriate resposes, sends signals to muscles and glands respond
What are the major divisions of the nervous system? Central Nervous System = brain and spinal cord Peripheral nervous system = nerves throughout the body
What does the sensory division do? It carries info from sense organs to CNS
What does the moto division do? It sends info from CNS to muscle/glands
The Somatic and Autonomic NS are a part of what division? Motor division
What is the somatic NS responsible for? It carries infor to skeletal muscles
What is the autonomic NS responsible for? It carries infor to glands, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle
Sympathetic NS "Flight or Fight"
Parasympathetic NS "Rest and Digest"
What are the two types of cells in the nervous system? Neurons & Glia
Name three things that neurons do. Generate and conduct electrical signals, communticate with other neurons through chemical means, responsible for most of the input, processing, and output of the nervous system
Name three things that glia do. Maintain homeostasis, support neurons, form myelin
What is a cell body made of and what is its function? It includes nucleus & most other organelles. The function is to intergrate all incoming info
What is a dendrites function? To receive signals from other neurons or enviornment
What does an axon's function? Conducts electrical signal
Created by: Erikka322



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